TikToker’s Expensive Handbag Soaked as Splash Mountain Experiences High Water Levels

in Disneyland Resort

A man drains a white and pink loungefly backpack of water on Splash Mountain.

Splash Mountain will reopen as Tiana’s Bayou Adventure at Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort in 2024. Though no closing date has been announced for the boat ride at Disneyland Park, many fans are clamoring for one last trip into the Br’er Patch.

Related: NEW Princess Tiana Restaurant Coming to Disneyland Alongside Splash Mountain Retheme

Unfortunately, the Disneyland Resort ride is reportedly in bad shape ahead of its permanent closure. Guests report numerous maintenance issues and higher water levels than usual, leaving Guests soaked. For TikToker Alicia (@algalbabygurlz___), it was a significant problem:


splash mountain: the last ride #tidalwave #soaked #splashmountain #disneyland #disney #wet

♬ original sound – algalbabygurlz

Alicia shared a quick video from the iconic log flume ride, where she had to drain water from her collectible Loungefly backpack. “Oh no, your bag!” a friend shouted. “That’s not good.”

In the comments,  Alicia explained that she’d been on Splash Mountain numerous times before, and the water this time was unusually high.

Splash Mountain on a sunny day with a blue sky.
Credit: Disney

“The water filled the boat up to my ankles,” she wrote.

Related: Disney Shares First Look at Major Splash Mountain Retheme at D23 Expo 

Still, she assured fans that her bag and its contents were okay after drying.

More on Splash Mountain

Splash Mountain statue of Br'er Bear and Br'er Fox outside the ride
Credit: Disney

Related: Disney Is Reportedly Retheming Iconic Space Mountain

This classic log flume ride will close at Magic Kingdom on January 23, with a closing date announcement anticipated for Disneyland Park soon.  The Song of the South (1946) ride will remain the same at Tokyo Disneyland, though the Disney Park recently removed the ride’s anthem, “Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah,” from its music loop. From Disneyland:

Drop into a whimsical world filled with classic characters and songs on this thrilling log-flume adventure.

A Hare-Raising Adventure

Hop inside a hollow log and float through a colorful bayou as you follow happy-go-lucky Br’er Rabbit to his “laughing place.” But be warned: Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox are in hot pursuit of this wayward hare. 

Glide past over 100 talking, singing, storytelling Audio-Animatronics critters who inhabit Splash Mountain and offer up their own slice of down-home culture. Sing along to classic Disney ditties, including “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah.” 

Then, brace yourself for the big finale—this musical cruise ends in a thrilling 5-story splashdown!

Interior of Splash Mountain at Tokyo Disneyland
Credit: Disney

You Will Get Wet!

This attraction includes 950,000 gallons of water, 3 dips and a 5-story drop. Where you’re seated will determine how wet you’ll get. Riders in the back may experience a sudden splash or spray; those who opt for the front can expect to get soaked.

A Splash of History

Many of the critters in the cast originally made their Disneyland park debut at the classic show America Sings, where they performed patriotic melodies in Tomorrowland from 1974 to 1988.
Have you noticed more “splash” on Splash Mountain?
Please note that the story outlined in this article is based on a personal Disney Parks Guest experience. No two Guest experiences are alike, and this article does not necessarily align with Inside the Magic’s personal views on Disney Park operations.

in Disneyland Resort

View Comments (18)